Rob Lowe Added as Special Guest Speaker for 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Armada Health Care (Armada) is pleased to announce that celebrity, author and leading healthcare advocate, Rob Lowe, will join the Armada speaker faculty at the 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit general session. This conference is scheduled for May 2-6, 2016 at Wynn & Encore in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit will be held May 2-6, 2016 at Wynn & Encore Las Vegas (PRNewsFoto/Armada Health Care)

The 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit will be held May 2-6, 2016 at Wynn & Encore Las Vegas (PRNewsFoto/Armada Health Care)

“Our diverse speaker faculty is consistently one of the many highlights during our annual specialty pharmacy meeting. Past speakers have included former U.S. presidents, governors, major business titans, iconic celebrities along with many of healthcare’s most respected leaders” said Robert Irene, co-founder and president of Armada Health Care. “We look forward to Rob Lowe joining us at Wynn & Encore Las Vegas in May of 2016.”

From iconic films like St. Elmo’s Fire and Wayne’s World to The West Wing and the hit NBC series Parks and Recreation, Rob Lowe’s roles are indelibly imprinted into mainstream consciousness. Now the star of the new hit show The Grinder on Fox, his road to success was not an easy one and now he shares candid, funny and moving stories of his journey. In an industry known for rejection and superficiality, Lowe has successfully managed to stay relevant and versatile, all the while facing his personal challenges, overcoming his setbacks and finding his way through to the joy and peace of successful marriage and fatherhood.

In spring of 2011, Rob Lowe added author to his credits with the release of his memoir, Stories I Only Tell my Friends. Complete with adolescent anecdotes, he shares astoundingly personal excerpts as he recalls his encounters, experiences, and the audition that changed his life forever. The book was an instant hit, spending consecutive weeks in the top four of The New York Times best sellers list, and made it onto GQ’s “Best of 2011” book list. Lowe’s follow up, Love Life, also a New York Times bestseller, was released in the spring of 2014.

A passionate advocate for issues ranging from cancer awareness to the environment, Lowe is also an example of using one’s platform to make a positive impact in the world. Having lost both his mother and grandmother to breast cancer, Lowe actively supports Stand Up to Cancer and his involvement in the organization has been profound.

Stand Up To Cancer is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation whose collaborative Dream Teams of investigators from different institutions and across disciplines are working together to translate their research from the laboratory to the clinic – where it can help patients – as quickly as possible. Donations fund Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative research focused on bringing new, innovative treatments to patients faster, making cancer patients, cancer survivors.

For more information about the 2016 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, visit www.armadasummit.com

About Armada Health Care:

Armada Health Care, LLC (Armada) is the industry’s largest specialty pharmacy group contracting and service organization. Armada provides comprehensive and cost-effective access to the nation’s $150+ billion specialty pharmacy industry. Armada offers pharmacy providers, manufacturers, health plans and wholesale distributors a total channel management solution through customized patient programs, prescription data management services, online platforms, and unique cost effective purchasing agreements on specialty pharmacy products. Armada is also the founder and host of the nation’s largest annual specialty pharmacy conference. For more information, visit Armada at www.armadahealthcare.com.

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